Shots fired through house where children were present
CHAMPAIGN - Champaign County sheriff's deputies are looking for the person who fired a gun early today that sent bullets through a northwest Champaign home where children were playing video games.
Sgt. Dave Sherrick said at 12:03 a.m. Friday, his deputies received two calls that shots had been fired in the 1500 block of Queens Way in the Dobbins Downs subdivision.
"After checking the area, we found a residence with bullet holes on the front side," he said.
Sherrick said there were four children, ages 7 to 14, alone in the house. An adult had recently left, he said. Some of the children were in the living room playing video games and were apparently unaware of what had happened.
"They said they heard something hit the house," Sherrick said. "Fortunately, nobody was hurt."
Sherrick said it took a while for deputies to find the house that had been hit. Often, shots fired calls don't turn up anything for them.
"When you get two calls, it's more likely that is actually what occurred," he said, adding the calls came from a home down the street and another across the street from the home.
The callers reported hearing a vehicle speed off.
Deputies were out there about two hours looking for evidence.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at 217-384-1213 or Crimestoppers at 217-373-8477.